Somerville Massachusetts Sports
The city of Somerville, Massachusetts, will seek to reach an agreement with Tufts University to reopen the third phase of its football and lacrosse fields to allow for the resumption of activities with existing restrictions. The agreement between Tuft and Somville will allow the city's young athletes to play on a brand new AstroTurf pitch that opened last fall. Tufts University will provide Somerton's youth football and lacrosse programs with access to a new state-of-the-art field for the first time in its history, helping to address a shortage of urban fields.
Students who meet MIAA requirements and have a good academic reputation can participate. I asked Schofield about the current talent pipeline for his program and he said respectfully: "If you only get a scholarship to Division I, none of these kids will forget playing softball or baseball at university.
Even if Schofield was pressing sour grapes, the struggle of the youth in Somerville seems to reflect the lack of access to the same level of success that we had in our booming city as in Boston. It seems that Curtatone, who was once mayor and assistant coach, wants a world-class sports city for himself and his children. In addition to working with AAU - related companies such as the Boston Red Sox and Boston University - our city also strives to give children the opportunity to play at the highest level. My hope stems from being on the 350 Org knot between Somville and Cambridge and hearing Quinton Zondervan, a Cambridge councillor on my side, about the campaign he is developing as a coach.
This means that golf and cross country can compete and host tournaments with a few modifications, but changes in both sports must be implemented to minimize contact during training. Staged starts are likely to be used, runners at the start of a race will be spread out at a distance of 6 feet, staggered starts for athletics and staggered starts for football. This ensures the same competition as other sports such as football, basketball, baseball, football, football and athletics, as well as tennis.
Here, for those hoping for an autumn sport as traditionally understood, it starts to get tricky. Somerville Pop Warner has been demoted to second grade status, with players given the same playing time as high school football and basketball players. After a years-long grudge match and the possibility of dissolving the Somville AYF board if more players quit, Pop-Warner prevailed. Options were discussed, including moving football to spring and creating a fourth season for winter and spring sports.
Although the decision was not easy, everyone agreed that the safety of the students - athletes and coaches - was the most important factor. We are committed to promoting good sportsmanship, developing and maintaining a safe and healthy environment for all competitions.
The Tufts Men's Lacrosse Team also works with the Somerville Homeless Coalition to combat local homelessness and hunger through an annual food delivery. A growing number of programs and initiatives to support the local community are being implemented on the Tuft campus. Several of our sports teams are mentoring the children on the ground, while a program founded by our alumni, which connects children with serious chronic illnesses with college athletes, is generally supported. We support our local communities through programs, resources, volunteer efforts and numbers that involve our students - athletes.
The Somerville Public Schools Athletic Program is designed to provide opportunities for our students - athletes - to develop and showcase their competitive talents. We are an organisation run by volunteers who support the children in our community by giving them the opportunity to participate in organised sports. Athletics is run in a way that gives us a strong sense of pride in the fact that all our students and athletes strive to reach their potential and to do their best.
The football, basketball and cheerleading teams have won numerous GBL titles and won national championships in Florida in 2003 and 2007. The Somerville High Outdoor Track team has won both the high school indoor and outdoor championships in the last four years. In addition, the girls "indoor teams were successful in the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons, remained unbeaten and also won the G BLB-Bahnen indoor championship in the 2007-08 and 2010 seasons.
In January, Tufts' Cousens High School hosted Somerville Babe Ruth High School's first-ever softball tournament. The Jumbos host groups on campus and visit local middle schools as part of a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for downtown youth to work with high-performing students and athletes. In January, they host a group from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). They have a squad of coaches recruited directly from the city's Rec department, including players from nearby Lesley University in Cambridge. Schofield's absence from the first soft-ball tournaments on the fast grass last summer deepened the rift between the two schools and their respective sports departments.